Rebecca Reviewed It: Accio! Box | The Steadfast Friend

June’s Accio Subscription Box centers around Ronald Weasley, the Steadfast Friend. From the start, Ron’s friendship with Harry Potter was a major part of the storyline.

Now, if you have not opened your June’s Accio! box, please stop reading. The rest of the blog contains major spoilers.

The Steadfast Friend Unboxing

Deluminator Print

An Accio! box exclusive, the print is a great addition to my wall. Ron knew he wanted to return the moment he left. The deluminator brought him back to his friends.

Angry Letter Sticker Notes

Who does not remember the howler? The sticky notes are a cute copy of the howler sent to Ron by his mother, Molly. I will definitely use the sticky notes. I am always jotting down stuff to remember. Now, only if I can remember to grab my lists before I leave the house.

Another Weasley

The Sorting Hat knew exactly where to put “Another Weasley”. The hologram sticker is a great way to remember the Sorting Hat’s choice. I love stickers. (Yes, I am still a kid at heart). I plan on putting my sticker on my address book.

Protector Stained Glass Pin

The second in the series, the pin shows off Ron’s Patronus, a Jack Russell Terrier. Featuring both the Golden and Silver Trios, I cannot wait to view all six of the pins together.

Chudley Team Tee

The orange tee displays Ron’s favorite Quidditch team, the Chudley Cannons. I like the simple sports team design. I will keep this tee to wear. Often, if I do not like an item, I give the product away. Now, the tee shirts are true to size and made from high-quality material.

Ron’s Sweater

Who wouldn’t want a Weasley sweater? The Accio! box exclusive is a bottle sleeve. Perfect item to keep my pop cold on a warm summer day in mid-Michigan.

Invisibility Booster

The Invisibility Booster is actually a car outlet USB charger. The red button item is my favorite in the box. I cannot wait to use this in my car.

Am I going to purchase the next Accio! box? Yes, I plan to continue my monthly subscription. I want to collect the entire set of pins.

Did you get June’s Accio! box, the Steadfast Friend? I would like to hear your feedback. What was your favorite product?

Rebecca Reviewed It: Accio Box | The Brightest Witch

The Brightest Witch Accio Box is actually from May. I am just behind with my reviews. Of course, the Brightest Witch refers to Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Where would Ron and Harry be without Hermione?

If you have not opened your box from May, please stop reading. The rest of the blog contains spoilers.

The Brightest Witch Unboxing

Yes, I am a fan of Accio box. For those who asked, I pay for the subscription myself. I just like to share my findings.

Wand Bookmark

As a person who loves to read, I welcome new bookmarks. The faux-leather bookmark is perfect with Hermione’s embroidered wand.

Bluebell Flames Drinking Jar

During the summer time, I cannot have too many tumblers. The Accio exclusive jar shaped container is perfect for holding ice tea. I admit, without an accurate description, I would not have guessed bluebell flames.

Hermione Print

I love fan art. The print is Sarah Brown’s version of Hermione. I will definitely display this art on my wall.

Essence of Dittany

The little glass roller contains lavender and peppermint essential oils. Together, the oils produce a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Stained Glass Pin

First, in the series, the pin has Hermione’s Patronus, an otter. The pin is exclusive to Accio. Each pin from the Golden and Silver Trio will produce a circle.

Numerology & Grammatica Notebook

Hermione always had books. This is a replica of one of her textbooks. The faux-leather notebook is my favorite in the May Accio Box. I am always writing down my thoughts. I can never have too many notebooks.

Will I order this subscription box again? Yes. In fact, I already received June’s box.

Did you get the May Accio Box? What was your favorite item?

Rebecca Reviewed It: Accio! The House Pride Box

Today’s unboxing review is of the Accio! Box: The House Pride box. Now, this is only my second subscription box from Accio. So far, I am enjoying the products. I even continued my subscription for next month. For me, continuing a subscription is high praise.

Last month, the box arrived late due to manufacturer’s delay. But, I loved the communication from Accio. I received emails describing the delay. And, for a bonus the Accio team enclosed a special treat in their April Box. I found the entire process extremely professional. Of course, I loved receiving the extra surprise. I plan to snack on the candy while watching, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows later tonight.

April’s Accio! Box

Now, if you have not received your April’s box, please stop reading. Because the rest of the blog contains spoilers.

House Pride Pennant Sticker

The sticker an Accio! box exclusive. Since I am a proud Hufflepuff, my sticker is yellow and black.

House Shield Sunglasses

At the temple of these sunglasses is a small badger representing Hufflepuff. I like these sunglasses. Reminds me of the cheesy sunglasses I use to buy at the fair or dollar store. I am definitely going to wear this pair of sunglasses over the summer.

House Mascot Cotton Backpack

The high-quality backpack is perfect for day trips or overnight stays.

Wizard Sports Striped Socks

I can never have too many socks especially in House colors.

Varsity Letter Patch

I love the varsity letter patch. I am going to have to get a jean jacket or other type of outer wear just to add the patch.

House Unity Tee

The high-quality t-shirt designed by Lauren Fairweather is my favorite addition to April’s Accio! box. I just love the message.

As I mentioned, I already subscribed to next months box. I am curious to see the upcoming theme. Yes, I fully recommend this subscription box to any Harry Potter fan.

Rebecca Reviewed It: Feb. LitJoy’s Young Adult Book Box Subscription

Journey to Belong is the February theme of LitJoy’s Young Adult Book Box subscription. I admit I am well over the age of “young adult”. But I love these subscription boxes from LitJoy.  I currently subscribe to the young adult and the magical subscription boxes. In my young adult quarterly book box subscription, I receive the full crate items. I get the book, related theme items, and usually the add-ons.

Here’s a first peek at the contents of the Journey to Belong subscription crate. If you have not received yours yet, do not go any further. Major spoilers ahead!

I love opening these boxes. The subscription boxes are my treat. I have recently subscribed to a couple more from different companies. I will share my thoughts on those as they arrive.

Contents Included in the Journey to Belong box.

Are you ready?

New York Institutes Photo Strip

Who doesn’t love photo booth images? I remember squeezing into booths with my friends just to make silly faces before the camera snapped the photo. These photos are from our favorites in the Shadowhunters series.

Rapunzel Spoon Rest

This a cute little spoon rest. Currently, the item is not in the kitchen but on my shelf.

Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers Lip Balm

If you have been following the storyline of the Bridgeton family, you already know about Lady Whistledown.

Stalking Jack the Ripper Manicure Set

I love the little manicure set.

His Dark Materials Candle

I am such a fan of candles. This one has glitter.

A Dark Shade of Magic Teacup and Saucer

Teacups and saucers are part of the young adult subscription boxes. I am becoming a big fan of these themed cups.

Here’s a better view of the saucer.

The Golden Flame

I cannot wait to read this book. One of my favorite items in these boxes is the books. If you are a fan of different books, I recommend joining the Lunacorns. When you are a member, you get the normal deals and exclusives like most groups. But you also get access to the Lunacorn group on Facebook.

The best part of the group is the book recommendations. There are so many books and series that are new to me. Without the group, I would not have expanded my reading to different authors.

Umbrella Academy Washi Tape

My penpals are going to love the Umbrella Academy-themed washi tape on their next letters.

The Add-Ons

The add-ons are additional purchases to the LitJoy Crate Young Adult Book Subscription boxes.

New York Institute Polaroid Enamel Pin

New York Institute Rosie Puzzle

The puzzles are fantastic. I am hoping to put them together to eventually hang on my wall.  The one from this box is officially licensed merchandise, created by @rosiethorns88. I love the artwork.

So did you get the box? I would like to know your opinions. My favorite item? Tough choice! But I think, the cup and saucer are my favorite. I am starting a new collection.

Rebecca Reviewed It: LitJoy Subscription Box-Magical Alley

LitJoy has a series of new Magical Subscription Boxes. Now, this is my first purchase of a magical theme box from LitJoy. I cannot even begin to express my amazement. If you are a fan of The Wizarding World, I recommend checking into this subscription box right now. I promise you will not be sorry.

The theme of the first box was Magical Alley. All of the products are high-quality items. The box was just packed. As a subscriber, you have the option to add on products too. If you are a current subscriber who has not received the box, this blog contains massive spoilers.

Here’s the first sneak peek.

Now, the purchase of the box comes with the option of adding on the polybag. I highly recommend getting the bag to protect the artwork on the box.

Last warning, spoiler alert, here are the items in this Magical Alley Subscription Box by LitJoy.

  1. Harry & Hagrid Photo Strip: Can you imagine Harry and Hagrid getting their picture taken on their first trip to Diagon Alley? This is such a cute idea. I can imagine Hagrid squeezing into a photo booth to make a lasting memory for Harry.
  2. Magical Menagerie: As an animal lover, one of my first stops in Diagon Alley would e the Magical Menagerie. Can you imagine all the animals? The three-toed frog is adorable. The collectible box was designed by Tim Beeren.
  3. Collectible Spell Coin: Designed by Maggie Rose Studio, the coin depicts the unlocking charm, Alohomora. Each crate in the Magical Subscription Boxes will contain a magical coin. I cannot wait to see the rest.
  4. Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour: Who wouldn’t want to stop and get some ice cream? Imagine all the witches and wizards passing by the little shop. Of course, sending ice cream would be difficult. Mixed by Riddles Tea Shoppe, the container’s tea bags were made just for the subscription box.
  5. Ollivander’s: Of course, no visit to Diagon Alley would be complete without getting a wand from Ollivander’s. I am impressed with the packaging and the quality of the wand.
  6. Madame Primpernelle’s: The magnificently designed perfume bottle is a great addition to my collection. I cannot wait to use the beautiful bottle in themed photos.
  7. Weasley Wizard Wheezes Staff Pin: Who wouldn’t want to work at Wizard Wheezes? Can you imagine all the fun? The staff pin is a great addition to my collection.
  8. Eeylop’s Owl Emporium: The golden candle carousel is my favorite in the box. I absolutely love this item. I cannot wait to get a little candle to try it out.
  9. Print & Puzzle: The themed art print is definitely going to be a great addition to my bookshelf. The print is also in a puzzle form. I admit I have been picking up extra puzzles lately. Now, I just need to find the extra time to put them together.
  10. Sweets Shop Key (Add on): I love the add-on options. The sweet shop key is magnificent.
  11. Dark Magic Shop Key (Add on): This is a perfect item for photos.
  12. Key Ring for Alohomora Key Add on Collection: This add-on is to place all the keys on from the collection. What a wonderful display idea.

So, did you get the Magical Alley crate? What is your opinion? What is your favorite? I am definitely getting the next one in the series. I was truly impressed by these products.

 

 

Rebecca Reviewed It: Geek Gear’s Professor McGonagall Box

I recently purchased the Geek Gear Limited Edition Professor McGonagall Box. Let me just say, I was not disappointed with my purchase. Yes, I did receive my box later than others. But keep in mind, I live in the US. Whereas Geek Gear is located in the UK, my delivery owl has a long way to go to find me.

I save the packing material to use on art projects.

What is a Subscription Box?

If you are unfamiliar with subscription boxes, let me do a quick explanation. Geek Gear and other companies put together mystery boxes. Depending on the subscription, a crate arrives, monthly, or bi-monthly. Other crates may be a limited or special edition with only once chance to purchase. For example, the Professor McGonagall box is limited edition.

Limited Edition Professor McGonagall Box by Geek Gear

I was absolutely excited to get this box. Professor McGonagall is one of my favorite characters in the Harry Potter series.

  1. Crumbly Biscuit Pennant: Who could not forget the scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix where Professor McGonagall said, “Have a Biscuit, Potter”? The wall pennant is based on that moment in the book.
  2. Quidditch Badge: The gold badge is a perfect addition to my pin collection.
  3. Artist Artwork: I love fan art from the Wizarding World. In the box, I received artwork featuring Professor McGonagall and Hedwig, a perfect combination. The artist is Tony Black. He is available on Facebook @antblakeart.
  4. Spectacular Replica: These glasses are perfect for cosplay.
  5. Transfiguration Notepad: As a writer, I can never have too many notepads.
  6. Miniature Hat Replica: Professor McGonagall’s hat replica is an excellent addition to my bookshelf.
  7. Animagus Replica: I love the small cat replica of McGonagall’s animagus. I love cats anyways, I have six.
  8. Magnifying Glass Mini Replica: Another great addition to put on my bookshelf. I can definitely see myself using this in the future in a photo.
  9. Piertotum Locomotor T-Shirt: The Piertotum Locomotor scene is my absolute favorite. The t-shirt reflects the scene. I admit the exclusive Geek Gear t-shirt is my favorite item from the Professor McGonagall crate.

Did you get the Limited Edition Professor McGonagall crate? What was your favorite item?

I have more Rebecca Reviewed It items coming up. I purchased different subscription boxes to share with you. Do you have a favorite subscription box? I would love to hear the details.

Personal Review: September’s Geek Gear Wizardry Box

I am enjoying the monthly subscription to the Geek Gear Wizardry box. I thought I would share September’s contents with all of you. As many of you know, I am a geek. Getting a box filled with items from the Wizarding World is exciting.

September’s Contents

The box generally contains around 7 or 8 items. I was impressed with this month’s box. In every box, I receive a wearable, This month’s t-shirt was an exclusive creatures t-shirt. I admit I was grinning from ear to ear when I pulled the shirt out of the box. Even though I am not a fan of yellow, I really love this shirt.

Along with the shirt, my next favorite item in the box was Unicorn Blood Glass Bottle. From the packaging to the glow in the dark contents, the bottle was a perfect addition to my collection.

Unicorn Blood

The contents glow in the dark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The jewelry is always a welcomed addition.

I love the simplicity of the bracelet.

The design on the envelope is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I admit my wall space is getting limited with all these new prints and posters. The decree posters are one of my favorites, I am slowly adding these to my bedroom. Many of the other prints hang in my room as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The September box also contained an Exclusive Magical Totebag.

 

And tea.

Teas are always a favorite for me. I love sipping hot tea on a cold, Michigan day.

 

Addressing the Box’s Lateness

I had a comment on one of my social media posts that the Geek Gear Wizardry box was lateLoo last month. Please take into account, the boxes come from the U.K. They must pass through customs before arriving at my house. So when I post about the box two weeks into the next month, I do not consider the arrival late. What can I say, I know the owls have a long way to go to get to my home.

Looking Forward

I just saw a teaser post for October’s box. The theme is Goblet of Fire and the teaser…dragons. I cannot wait.

Do you have a favorite subscription box? Please let me know.